Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cloris Leachman

One of the things TCM does that I think is a good attempt to bring new people into the world of classic film fandom is the monthly Guest Programmer series. People might not realize just how many good movies there are out there, but with somebody in their area of interest (say, game show host Alex Trebek or a professional wrestler-turned-actor) coming in to present movies for a night, there's a good chance of drawing new people to TCM.

With that said, recent Dancing With the Stars contestant Cloris Leachman is the Guest Programmer for July, and she's selected three movies which are airing tonight:

The 1940 version of Waterloo Bridge, starring Vivien Leigh, at 8:00 PM ET;
The Bridge On the River Kwai at 10:00 PM; and
The Adventures of Robin Hood at 1:00 AM Thursday.

Of course, Leachman is an Oscar winner herself, so she's a natural for presenting movies, but still, as a woman who's been active in other areas, she's a great choice for the Guest Programmer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does TCM post those guest programmer videos on its site?